All posts by Steven Novella

Founder and currently Executive Editor of Science-Based Medicine Steven Novella, MD is an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the host and producer of the popular weekly science podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and the author of the NeuroLogicaBlog, a daily blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also has produced two courses with The Great Courses, and published a book on critical thinking - also called The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.

How To Respond to Anti-Vaxxers

How do we best address the anti-vaccine phenomenon? It's complicated.

/ May 1, 2019

JAMA on Medical Misinformation

A JAMA article addresses the issue of confronting medical misinformation. They make good recommendations - but do not go nearly far enough.

/ April 24, 2019

Debunking Sleep Myths

Dispelling common sleep myths is the first step to improving one's sleep.

/ April 17, 2019

Another Measles Outbreak – Blame Antivaxxers

We are in the midst of record-breaking measles outbreaks. This is the time to push for stronger regulations and to get rid of non-medical exemptions.

/ April 10, 2019

Update on Glyphosate

A legal decision against the makers of glyphosate is not supported by the science.

/ April 3, 2019

Statistical Significance and Toxicity

Researchers propose to get rid of the use statistical significance in science reporting. The idea has merit.

/ March 27, 2019

Fighting Online for SBM

Physicians are being harassed offline by antivax and other trolls. We can't let that happen.

/ March 20, 2019

Scientists Sign Petition Warning about EMF

A petition signed by 250 scientists warns about wireless technology, but the science is not on their side.

/ March 13, 2019

Canada Is Sending Homeopaths to Honduras

The Canadian government is sending homeopaths to Honduras as part of an aid program. They dropped the ball on this one, and should just admit error and correct it, but they are doubling-down instead.

/ March 6, 2019

Are Smart Meters a Health Risk?

Don't worry. There is no plausible health risk from the miniscule EMF from smart meters.

/ February 27, 2019